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Warren Ralls

Director
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Warren took up the role of Director in February 2015.

Prior to this Warren was seconded to the LEP Network from the Buckinghamshire LEP. He has been working with the Chairs of the 39 LEPs since June 2013, in the design and implementation of the refreshed LEP Network service.

Warren brings to this role his current knowledge of LEPs and previous experience of o...Read More

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Mike Dennehy

Communications Manager
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Mike took up the role of Communications Manager in July 2015.

Prior to this Mike worked for FTSE 100 business Babcock International Group as their PR and Public Affairs Manager working in the Support Services Division with a particular focus on their skills and learning business.  Previous to this Mike worked in corporate communications for FTSE 30 businesses Ce...Read More

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Jennifer Gunn

Policy Manager
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Jennifer joined as Policy Manager in May 2017. 

Jennifer is an economic development professional with over 12 years’ experience working on a variety of public sector economic development and regeneration initiatives. Her previous roles in economic development have included managing employment and skills projects, business support programmes, inward investm...Read More

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Jayne Atkinson

Administration Executive
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Jayne joined the LEP Network in June 2015.

Her background is in marketing communications and providing business support at a senior level.

She has worked for large corporates and SMEs and in a variety of industry sectors including, training, market research, digital print, automotive, IT services, recruitment, financial services and construction.

Jayn...Read More

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Mark Reeve

Chair, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough
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Mark Reeve has been Chair of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) since August 2013, and is the Chairman of Chalcroft Holding Ltd., a national construction company specialising in industrial and commercial building.

Chalcroft’s projects range in value from £100k to £10m: major clients include household names i...Read More

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Barry Dodd CBE

Chair, York, North Yorkshire & East Riding
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Barry is a successful entrepreneur and wealth creator. Amongst his many entrepreneurial achievements is the Global Service and Manufacturing Group. GSM Group is a multinational with four manufacturing plants in the UK, which he created from a two person start up in North Yorkshire. He is also Chairman and major shareholder of two high tech software and systems companies and ...Read More

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Christine Gaskell MBE

Chair, Cheshire & Warrington
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From 1995 until autumn 2012 Christine was a Member of the Board at Bentley Motors Limited with responsibility for 3,500 employees worldwide and is Chair of the Pension Fund.

Under Christine, Bentley invested significantly in improving the skills and capability of its workforce, winning regional and national recognition for its programmes.

For over 15 years Ch...Read More

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Graham Wynn OBE

Chair, The Marches
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Born into a Shropshire farming family and educated locally; Graham at 15 started an engineering apprenticeship at one of the country’s largest agricultural and automotive dealerships; his career progressed from engineering into sales and then management, ultimately becoming a main board director.

In 1993 Graham and wife Jenny started re-train...Read More

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Peter Richardson

Chair, Derby Derbyshire Nottingham Nottinghamshire
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Peter Richardson, a prominent business figure in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, was appointed chairman of D2N2 at the start of November, 2012.

Peter brings a wealth of experience to the role after a lifetime working in the financial services sector, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Derbyshire Building Society, taking retirement in 2008.

He is ...Read More

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Roger Marsh OBE

Chair, Leeds City Region
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Roger is the former senior partner at PWC Leeds and a member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Board. Since becoming Chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Roger has led the LEP through a period of significant transformation, securing the country’s largest Local Growth Deal settlement and bringing £1 billion of investment to the regio...Read More

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Steve Hindley CBE

Chair, Heart of the South West
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Steve is Chair of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership. 

Steve has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry at both project and company board level. He is former Chair of the CBI Construction Council and the South West CBI Council, and he is the current Chair of the Constructing Excellence South West Leadership Team. ...Read More

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Angus Knowles-Cutler

Deputy Chair, London Economic Action Partnership
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Angus is Vice Chairman of Deloitte and also serves as their London office Senior Partner. He has thirty years’ experience in professional services, most recently leading the firm’s Transaction Services practice. 

Angus is deputy Chair of the London Economic Action Partn...Read More

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Peter Read

Chair, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
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With over 40 years’ of experience in the aviation industry at both director and board level, Peter brings a combination of public and private sector experience to the role.  He is the current non-executive  chairman of the Airline Group, working  closely  with  the  Department  for  Transport  (2015),  and  a ...Read More